resolvent

[ ri-zol-vuh nt ]
/ rɪˈzɒl vənt /
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adjective

resolving; causing solution; solvent.

noun

something resolvent.
Medicine/Medical. a remedy that causes resolution of a swelling or inflammation.

Nearby words

  1. resolutioner,
  2. resolutive,
  3. resolvable,
  4. resolve,
  5. resolved,
  6. resolving power,
  7. resonance,
  8. resonance radiation,
  9. resonant,
  10. resonant cavity

Origin of resolvent

1670–80; < Latin resolvent- (stem of resolvēns), present participle of resolvere to resolve; see -ent

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British Dictionary definitions for resolvent

resolvent

/ (rɪˈzɒlvənt) /

adjective

serving to dissolve or separate something into its elements; resolving

noun

something that resolves; solvent
a drug or agent able to reduce swelling or inflammation
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Medicine definitions for resolvent

resolvent

[ rĭ-zŏlvənt ]

adj.

Causing or able to cause separation into constituents; solvent.

n.

A resolvent substance, especially a medicine that reduces inflammation or swelling.

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